ThesisThe Occurrence and Effect of Inbreeding in San Clemente Loggerhead Shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus mernsi)Sheldon, SarahSan Clemente Loggerhead Shrikes (Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi) have been bred in captivity since 1991 following their listing as an endangered subspecies in 1977. For 25 years, breeding of this captive population has been managed to avoid inbreeding us . . .
ThesisEstablishing methods to characterize αβ and γδ T lymphocytes in human skin to discern their role in skin surveillanceCruz, Michelle S.Chronic non-healing wounds are a growing clinical burden, impacting 6.5 million patients in the United States alone (Sen et al., 2009). A variety of cells take part in the complex process of wound healing, which includes stages such as inflammation, r . . .
ThesisEffects of Dopamine on Synaptic Strength of Heart Interneurons 4 and 7 on Heart Motor Neurons 8 and 12 in Segmental Ganglia of the Leech (Hirudo Species)Akimi, DesireeTo better understand the neural mechanisms for human physiology, an invertebrate’s control on its cardiovascular system should be investigated. The leech’s heartbeat is controlled by segmental ganglia and has a phase delay in its peristaltic heartbeat . . .
ThesisEffects of Constant Temperature and Thermal Shifts on Survival, Morphology, and Oxygen Consumption in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) EmbryosMelendez, ChristopherEnvironmental temperature is a crucial environmental factor that influences many physiological functions in fishes. Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are a native anadromous species that inhabit a variety of freshwater rivers and lakes and are widel . . .